Sheltered: Limited impact on potatoes in British stores following cold spell, report says

Related imageThe latest Potato Weekly report issued by AHDB Potatoes has been published earlier today, and the full report can be accessed on the AHDB website. In the report growers are reminded to take note of the upcoming Strategic Potato Farm event in East Yorks next week. It is noted that potato stores have done their job the past week and quality is generally reported to be holding up well after last week’s cold spell. Produce in ambient stores not reporting any major issues. There were some reports of breakdown in Melody and Ramos in the West and East respectively and some early sprouting in the South. There is a risk that produce in transit for export may have suffered from the cold, but it is too early to tell and more information will become available when it comes off the boats. Movement has recovered after the weather disruption last week with plentiful available supplies in stores. Trade in Scotland was challenging this week with snow preventing some deliveries, particularly in the east. The market itself remains flat, although M Piper was reportedly moving well. Exports to the Canaries were reportedly steady this week. Read the full Potato Weekly report